Oral History with Homer C. Sherman, March 13, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Title

Oral History with Homer C. Sherman, March 13, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Description

Homer C. Sherman was born and raised in Wake Forest, Virginia. Sherman attended a local, one-room school until the eighth grade. After primary school, Homer Sherman went to work in the mines with his father. Lack of work opportunities in the Montgomery County area caused Homer Sherman to move away in search of better jobs with better pay. In this interview, Sherman describes growing up in the Wake Forest area, describes educational opportunities, and discusses work opportunities in Montgomery County. Sherman highlights that the lack of work opportunities available to Black Appalachians in the Montgomery County area caused many to migrate north in search of better jobs.

Identifier

Ms1991-019_HomerSherman

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Black Appalachians Oral History Project, Ms1991-019, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Interviewer

Michael A. Cooke

Narrator

Homer C. Sherman

Location

Wake Forest, Virginia

Duration

00:46:08

Citation

“Oral History with Homer C. Sherman, March 13, 1991 (Ms1991-019),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed September 30, 2022, http://digitalsc.specomeka.vtlibraries.net/items/show/13570.